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Licensed Practical Nurse (6) in Brooklyn, NY at Pride Health

Date Posted: 8/15/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    8/15/2018

Job Description

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Registered Nurse will provide for medication dispensing and nursing assistance in the diagnosis, and continuous primary medical care to facility patients. Will act and function as the HIV Coordinator of services for the medical unit.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Head Nurse in the performance of the Head Nurse's duties.
  • In the absence of the Head Nurse the most senior LPN will perform all Head Nurse responsibilities to assure the continued operation of the clinic.
  • Verifies the identification and observes the behavior of patients to whom medication or other medical services are provided.
  • Will act as the HIV Coordinator for the medical unit. This includes the responsibility for tracking the HIV patients for medical care.
  • Must adhere to all procedures referable to accounting for medication dispensed to patients and reporting any deviations immediately to the Head Nurse.
  • Maintains the medical charts, the medical unit appointment book and daily visit log book.
  • Performs the appropriate independent nursing follow-up care of patients.
  • Assists in the identification and recall of patients for follow-up medical and nursing care. This includes the monitoring of urine toxicology.
  • Assists in the performance of admission and annual physical examinations.
  • Provides the physician or physician assistant with urine toxicology and other laboratory data as they become available.
  • Attends on a punctual basis at least ten medical meetings annually and shall serve as a member of one of the Division's Standing Committees.
  • Performs any and all tasks necessary to improve the quality of care, to improve the productivity of medical staff, and to improve patient satisfaction with the medical/nursing care they receive.
  • Performs any and all tasks necessary to enhance reimbursement and reduce denials for services rendered.
  • Performs phlebotomy, EKGs, immunizations, vital signs and assists in urine collection.
  • Assists the physician or physician assistant in the performance of pelvic examinations.

Qualifications:

  • Licensed Practical Nursing state certification required:
  • Bachelors Degree preferred
  • Three (3) years of nursing experience is preferred.
  • Excellent computer skills and working knowledge of electronic medical records required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with patients and co-workers.
  • Strong team work capabilities.
  • Passionate about working with individuals who needed assistance.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus.